Champaign Fire Department celebrating 150th anniversary

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CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Fire Department is inviting central Illinois residents to come help celebrate its 150th anniversary on July 19.

Officials say the celebration will begin with a parade at noon, from the Illinois Fire Service Institute to downtown Champaign.  The parade will feature more than 50 fire trucks, as well as several walking participants.

After the parade, the public is invited to attend a Fire Muster in the City of Champaign parking lot, north of the News Gazette, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Fire engines from the parade will be on display, and family-friendly activities and games will be featured. 

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